Title: Letter of 7 March 1916 to Charles Ross Francis
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Source: Archives of Manitoba, P304, Charles Ross Francis, Correspondence Personal 1898-1975
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along with several
other fellows got a chance
to get up to the "big noise".
Since then my knowl-
edge of strafing has
been broadened. The first
time I was out on the
lines with a couple
of linesmen, Fritz dropped
an 8" shell near where
we were working.
There was just a swish
and a bang and the mud
flew in all directions.
Yours truly got up and
beat it with the other
fellows. Twas well we
did as a number
followed the first shell
lighting all around
where we had been.
We were quite

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